2015-16 Annual Report

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TABLE OF CONTENTS REFLECTIONS FROM LEADERSHIP 2015–16 Buzz........................................................................................ 4 From the Board Chair and President & CEO........................... 6 From the Music Director................................................................. 7 THE YEAR IN PICTURES........................................................ 8 SERVING THE COMMUNITY Education at the RPO....................................................................... 12 RPO in the Community................................................................... 14 YEAR AT A GLANCE The Orchestra..................................................................................... 16 Our Audiences.................................................................................... 18 The Board of Directors.................................................................... 20 How Funds Are Used....................................................................... 22 The Administration........................................................................... 23 OUR RPO HONOR ROLL Corporate Partners, Foundations & Organizations.............. 24 Maestro’s Circle.................................................................................. 25 Artistic Excellence Society............................................................. 26 Campaign for Artistic Excellence................................................. 27 George Eastman Legacy Society.................................................. 27 The Christopher Seaman Conductor Laureate Chair.......... 27 Philharmonic Friends........................................................................ 28 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS................................................... 30


2015–16 BUZZ “The musicians played as one instrument, with great precision and focus.” - DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE

“The Orchestra’s performance snuck up on the listener with a thrilling blend of power and beauty.” - CITY NEWSPAPER


“Exemplary musicianship…. a joyous experience.” - DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE

“In the three years I’ve covered this orchestra, this is the absolute best it’s ever sounded.” - CITY NEWSPAPER



REFLECTIONS FROM LEADERSHIP FROM THE BOARD CHAIR AND PRESIDENT & CEO For the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the 2015–16 season was a transitional year that set the baseline for our path to fiscal stability. In order to achieve a sustained balanced budget, the Board approved a five-year financial plan. This plan will ensure that our world-class orchestra will continue to inspire, educate, and engage our community through the art of music for years to come.

Despite positive trends in increasing subscription and ticketing revenue, the RPO still faced an expected deficit. During fiscal 16 we faced unanticipated challenges, resulting in a $634K deficit. The RPO funded cash flow shortages through additional draws from the internal endowment. Without these additional draws, and the effect of some write-offs, the operating deficit would have been $2.2 million.

We opened in September 2015 with much fanfare, celebrating Music Director Ward Stare’s first full season as music director with a formal gala and a red carpet opening night event. CITY Newspaper remarked that the opening weekend concerts demonstrated a fluidity between Orchestra and conductor as “the collective musical energy was irrepressible.” CITY also took note of Stare’s impact on the community, writing that “it seems that the RPO’s patrons would be receptive to just about any piece that Stare opts to perform.”

The principal contributing factor was a shortfall in fundraising as a result of changes in leadership of the RPO and the development department. To offset the shortfalls, we concentrated on increasing our efforts at raising major gifts, and major gifts actually outperformed the budget. As a result of the increased advanced sales for the 2016–17 season, the RPO did not increase its long-term debt to cover the deficits.

As Maestro Stare continues to resonate with Rochester audiences, the RPO saw record-breaking ticket sales and total earned revenue growth for the second consecutive season. We also reported the first year of subscription revenue and package growth since the 2007–08 season, reversing a multi-year decline for the RPO mirrored by orchestras nationwide. For the 2015–16 season, subscription revenue grew by four percent over 2014–15, and subscriber retention rates were the highest in six seasons. Success can be attributed to several factors, including an increase in product that was well-received by our audiences. In FY16, Stare expanded our flagship Philharmonics Series from 12 to 14 concerts. We also continued to experiment with different types of programming designed to bring in new and diverse audiences, such as Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy and Home Alone with the RPO, which together generated $160,000 in single ticket revenue. We are also pleased to report that single ticket sales continued to grow year over year.


As of the time of this publication, sales for the 2016-17 season are strong. Driven by a strategic five-year plan, subscription revenue is up 10 percent over FY16. Single ticket sales are up 28 percent to-date. Fueled by an increase in the number of performances and the addition of blockbuster programming like Yo-Yo Ma, the RPO sold out more concerts in the first five months of FY17 than in all of FY16. Under the musical leadership of Ward Stare, we are confident that the RPO is on an upward trajectory. Thank you for your support of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Your support has sustained us for 93 years, and we hope we can count on your support to ensure that the RPO is part of the cultural fabric of Rochester for another 100 years and counting.





FROM THE MUSIC DIRECTOR Dear RPO Supporters: In September of 2015, I was interviewed by the Democrat and Chronicle. The reporter was eager to know how I perceived the future of the Orchestra as I embarked on my first full season as music director. I said that I wanted the RPO to be a guiding light for other orchestras. I wanted to see us connect with our audience and the community at large in new and innovative ways. A fine example of this is our annual free season preview concert. In February, we announced the 2016–17 season in Kodak Hall with the full orchestra onstage. We encouraged audience participation by taking questions throughout the evening via social media. I believe that opportunities like this allow our listeners to enhance the experience of what they hear onstage. We will continue to create new ways to get closer to our audience in the future! 2015–16 was the first season that I was responsible for programming. We expanded our Philharmonics Series from 12 to 14 concerts and gave skilled performances of new works by contemporary composers such as Aaron Jay Kernis, Stephanie Berg, and Patrick Harlin, plus a world premiere by our own Jeff Tyzik. Our orchestra showed its depth and tremendous range in performances of classical masterpieces like Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, Tchaikovsky’s “Pathétique,” Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben, and Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances. Showcasing our world-class orchestra was a top priority for me in our 15/16 season, and I am extremely proud of how they excelled in every single program. Our success together in 15/16 is a mere glimpse of the amazing things we can do together in the future—and I’m very excited!

I want to thank our many sponsors and supporters— corporate, local, state, and federal funders as well as thousands of generous individuals—for sharing your love of music with the community through your generosity. It’s because of you that we can present more than 100 concerts each season, including free education and community events that bring live symphonic music to all members of our community. I hope you will enjoy reviewing our 2015–16 season highlights in this annual report. I look forward to seeing you at a concert soon. Thank you for being a valued member of the RPO family! Sincerely,




Ward Stare greeted guests at the seasonopening gala, Magnifico!, at the Genesee Valley Club on September 16.


On September 17 and 19, Ward Stare kicked off his first full season as music director with an evening of orchestral showstoppers featuring Respighi’s breathtaking Pines of Rome. CITY Newspaper remarked Stare’s “consummate control of the orchestral sound could not be overlooked.”

Opera singer Kiri Deonarine entertained with beautiful Italians arias to coincide with the theme of the celebration.

A small ensemble of RPO string musicians performed at the Magnifico! gala. Pictured here are Perrin Yang, violin; Shannon Nance, assistant concertmaster; Marc Anderson, assistant principal viola; and Benjamin Krug, cello.


Guests enjoyed cocktails, dinner, and elegant Italian desserts as well as performances by opera singers.


THE SEASON In May, Jeff Tyzik and Co. returned to the sounds of the Roaring Twenties in “A Night at the Cotton Club II.” Trumpeter Byron Stripling paid tribute to Louis Armstrong— among other jazz legends— alongside vocalist Miche Braden and tap dancer Ted Louis Levy.

Megan Hilty, the “new princess of Broadway” (TIME), made her RPO debut at the Pops Season Opener. Known for her roles on NBC’s Smash and Broadway’s Wicked and 9 to 5, Hilty performed from her starmaking roles as well as other favorites.

Ward Stare led the RPO in Mozart’s powerful 40th symphony, along with works by Schubert and Prokofiev, on the Sunday Matinee Series at Hochstein Performance Hall in April.

Heard weekly on NPR, From the Top is the premiere showcase for classically trained young musicians. Pianist Raymond Feng, 13 of Pittsford, joined several young musicians from other regions for the unique broadcast/ live concert experience with host/pianist Christopher O’Riley, Ward Stare, and the RPO.

Video game music returned to the RPO for the second season with Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy, also featuring a talkback with industry professionals organized by The Strong’s International Center for the History of Electronic Games® (ICHEG).


In January, legendary Tonight Show bandleader and trumpeter Doc Severinsen returned to the RPO as conductor and soloist. This marked the first time in 10 years that Severinsen conducted the RPO.

Rochester City Ballet premiered choreography to Piazzolla’s Tangazo on a Latin-themed program that also featured the premiere of Jeff Tyzik’s Jazz Concerto, written for Concertmaster Juliana Athayde. CITY Newspaper called Athayde’s “exquisite expressiveness on the violin tailor-made for Tyzik’s mercurial music—and vice versa.”

International phenomenon Yuja Wang made her RPO debut in April, performing Bartók’s Piano Concerto No. 1 on Thursday and No. 3 at the Saturday night performance. The Democrat and Chronicle called her performance “scintillating.”

Acrobats, jugglers, dancers, and more took to the stage in Cirque Musica, accompanied by the orchestral colors of the RPO led by Jeff Tyzik.


“The Heifetz of the flute” (Gramophone), Marina Piccinini, made her RPO debut in the New York premiere of Aaron Jay Kernis’ Flute Concerto, an RPO cocommission.

A Rochester tradition—Gala Holiday Pops—returned in December with a 200-voice Festival High School Chorale, a Community Children’s Chorus, and performances by RPO musicians Herb Smith and the Kellogg family (Mark Kellogg, trombone, The Austin E. Hildebrandt Chair, Joanna Bassett, flute, and son Rob).

Following his smash debut at the RPO last season, pianist Vadym Kholodenko returned to perform the piece that earned him the gold medal at the Van Cliburn Competition— Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2

18-year-old prodigy Simone Porter performed Barber’s Violin Concerto on a program also featuring the Eastman-Rochester Chorus singing Wagner and Vaughan Williams.

The 2015-16 season concluded in June with Rochester favorite Olga Kern performing Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. CITY called Kern a “powerhouse virtuoso.”




The RPO is one of the largest providers of music education in Rochester, offering children and adults in our community a multitude of ways to be inspired by the magic of live symphonic music. Now in his 16th season, Michael Butterman holds the title of Principal Conductor for Education and Community Engagement, the first position of its kind in the United States.

“I really liked “Rhapsody in Blue” because I had seen “Fantasia” and knew what was happening.” –NATHAN, STUDENT AT CHURCHVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

22,500 students participate in RPO education programs each year

7,500 30%

Rochester City School District students attend free RPO concerts each year

Nearly of RPO concerts are education or communityoriented 12


Nearly middle and high school students perform in the Rochester Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

“Many of my students have never been to the RPO and they are excited to hear the music that we have studied in class in preparation for the concert. Thank you for providing this concert for our community.” - LINDA ROSEBROUGH, VOCAL MUSIC TEACHER AT MONICA LEARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (RUSH)


These Sunday afternoon concerts held at Hochstein Performance Hall are designed to introduce children to live symphonic music, featuring free pre-concert activities and fun and interactive performances. In 2015-16, the RPO collaborated with the Rochester Museum and Science Center to present “Blast off to Space;” Saint-Saëns “Carnival of Animals” came to life with dancers and actors from SUNY Brockport; music accompanied a theatrical reading of Dr. Seuss’ The Sneetches, and animated shorts played on the big screen with live soundtrack for “The Magic of Animation.”


This series provides live orchestral performances in Kodak Hall for first-through third-grade students in the Rochester City School District and surrounding suburbs. In February 2016, Music Director Ward Stare led these concerts for the first time, teaching young people about the instruments of the orchestra and how they work together.

“I wish that when I grow up I am in the orchestra.” - ANA, STUDENT AT CHURCHVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL


These one-hour concerts in Kodak Hall for fourth-through-sixth graders are designed to tie music to school curriculum. Michael Butterman, principal conductor for education and community engagement, led four days of programming in March entitled Cheers, Tears, and Fears! Music Expressing Emotions. Prior to the concert, students listened to the music and created poems and artwork in reaction, several of which were projected on the big screen during the concert.


These 40-minute concerts for preschoolers and kindergarteners are presented at schools, houses of worship, and other public venues. In Alien Encounter in May 2016, little ones were delighted by a silly extraterrestrial interested in learning about the instruments of the orchestra, played by a costumed James Van Demark, renowned double bass virtuoso and Eastman School of Music professor.

ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA Nearly 100 advanced-level students participate in this symphony orchestra, made up of middle- and high-school musicians from nearly 30 schools in the greater Rochester area, plus home-schooled students. The RPYO presents three concerts each year, including a Side-by-Side with the RPO in Kodak Hall. Founded in 1970, the RPYO is part of the RPO’s Education Program, and notable alums include current RPO Music Director Ward Stare.The 2015-16 season saw a change in leadership as James Mick, assistant professor of music education at Ithaca College, became the Orchestra’s fourth music director, succeeding David Harman who retired after 21 years of service.




As Rochester’s only full-time professional orchestra, the RPO is committed to providing opportunities for all members of the community to enjoy live symphonic music.


The RPO performed free public concerts throughout Rochester and the surrounding areas.

1,000 130 Nearly

people attended free RPO ensemble concerts, from Rochester city neighborhoods to the Adirondack region!

students, including a group from Scotland, attended open rehearsals in Kodak Hall.


Nearly attended the RPO’s free semiannual Around the Town community concert series.

RPO CONCERT LOCATIONS 2015-16 SEASON MONROE COUNTY Browncroft Community Church (2 concerts) Churchville-Chili High School (2 concerts) Edgerton Recreation Center Country Club of Rochester Franklin High School (3 concerts) Frontier Field David F. Gantt R-Center Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre Main Street Bridge, downtown Rochester Maplewood Rose Garden* Mount Hope Cemetery* Ontario Beach Park Hochstein Performance Hall Penfield Country Club Rush-Henrietta Senior High School Southeast corner of Joseph & Clifford Avenues* Susan B. Anthony Square* Temple B’rith Kodesh Tower Fine Arts Center, SUNY Brockport Webster Schroeder High School Wilmot Cancer Institute* OUTSIDE MONROE COUNTY Arrowhead Park, Inlet ^ (3 concerts) Camp Good Days & Special Times *, Branchport (2 concerts) Canandaigua Academy, Canandaigua CMAC, Canandaigua Keuka College Livonia High School Midlakes High School, Clifton Springs Newark High School Smith Opera House, Geneva (3 concerts) SUNY Geneseo

* RPO Ensemble Performance ^ Included RPO Ensemble Performance 14

“Sharing music is always something I’m passionate about and playing with the RPO is like a dream come true. It is truly a great gift that we have a world-class orchestra in our community that can enrich people’s lives through music.” - RAYMOND FENG, 13-YEAR-OLD PIANIST

In October 2015, 13 year-old Pittsford resident Raymond Feng earned the opportunity to play piano with the RPO. Feng performed the first movement of Grieg’s Piano Concerto at three Around the Town community concerts, under the baton of Principal Conductor for Education and Community Engagement Michael Butterman.

12 individuals and one community partner were honored for their volunteer work with the RPO at the 24th Annual Volunteer Recognition Awards at Hochstein Performance Hall on May 16. More than 600 people give of their time to the RPO every year. They serve as theatre ushers, box office concierge, administrative and event support, as well as many other valuable roles.

Student musicians from the ROCmusic Collaborative performed three concerts Sideby-Side with the RPO at the spring Around the Town community concerts, held at two city rec centers and Franklin High School. The concert also featured a performance by ROCdrummers, led by former RPO percussionist Bill Cahn. The RPO is an educational partner for ROCmusic Collaborative, which offers strings instruction and performance opportunities for at-risk youth ages 6-18 who live in the city of Rochester.

“After announcing to the students that we were going to be collaborating with the RPO ‘side-by-side’, the room was immediately filled with gasps, smiles, jitters, and chatter. One student called out, ‘Wait, you mean like we are going to play WITH the RPO... seriously?’” -ALEXANDER PEÑA, DIRECTOR OF ROCMUSIC

“I am thankful that the RPO places value on quality music programs and continues to recognize excellence within our community.” - KATHLEEN SULLIVAN,


Four local music educators were honored by RPO Musicians for their dedication to their students and commitment to the arts at the 28th annual “Music Educators’ Night at the RPO” in April. Educators were nominated by administrators and their peers and received an award onstage during the RPO concert featuring pianist Yuja Wang.

In July, RPO Ensembles played weekly outdoor concerts in city neighborhoods. These performances were sponsored by the City of Rochester.



THE ORCHESTRA Our musicians are our core, our heartbeat, and life breath. Together, they form a worldclass orchestra that’s excellent, vibrant, and versatile.



Jan Angus, flute and piccolo, who retired after 36 years

Ahrim Kim, principal cello

At the end of the 2014-15 season, we saluted two dedicated musicians who have contributed decades of service to the RPO.


Jennifer Burch, horn, who retired after 23 years

In the fall of 2015, we welcomed two new musicians to our ranks.

The Clara and Edwin Strasenburgh Chair Funded in perpetuity

Maura McCune Corvington, horn


Juliana Athayde, Concertmaster The Caroline W. Gannett & Clayla Ward Chair, Funded in perpetuity

Wilfredo Deglรกns, Associate Concertmaster Shannon Nance, Assistant Concertmaster Perrin Yang Supported in part this season by Charles & Cindy Gibson

Tigran Vardanyan Ellen Rathjen Thomas Rodgers

Supported in part this season by Kitty J. Wise

Aika Ito William Hunt* Molly Werts McDonald Kenneth Langley Ji-Yeon Lee Jeremy Potts Jeremy Hill An-Chi Lin SECOND VIOLIN Daryl Perlo, Acting Principal

Patricia Sunwoo, Acting Assistant Principal John Sullivan Lara Sipols Nancy Hunt Boris Zapesochny Liana Koteva Kirvan Margaret Leenhouts Heidi Brodwin Ainur Zabenova Petros Karapetyan Hee Sagong VIOLA

Melissa Matson, Principal The William L. Gamble Chair Supported in part this season by John & Carol Bennett

Leah Ferguson, Assistant Principal Marc Anderson Elizabeth Seka Olita Povero Olivia Chew Samantha Rodriguez David Hult Neil Miller Benjamin Magruder




Funded in perpetuity

The Robert J. Strasenburgh Chair Funded in perpetuity

Supported in part this season by Rob W. Goodling

Kathleen Murphy Kemp, Assistant Principal

William Amsel Andrew Brown


Lars Kirvan Christopher Haritatos Benjamin Krug Andrew Barnhart Ingrid Bock


BASS Colin Corner, Principal*


Funded in perpetuity

Supported in part this season by Jeff & Sue Crane

Ahrim Kim, Principal The Clara and Edwin Strasenburgh Chair

Supported in part this season by Elizabeth & Larry Rice

The Anne Hayden McQuay Chair

Michael Griffin, Acting Principal Gaelen McCormick, Acting Assistant Principal Edward Castilano Fred Dole Jeff Campbell + Eric Polenik Supported in part this season by Duane & Ida Miller

Jason McNeel Spencer Jensen ~


Rebecca Gilbert, Principal The Charlotte Whitney Allen Chair Funded in perpetuity

Joanna Bassett Supported in part this season by Josephine Trubek

Jessica Sindell Diane Smith

PICCOLO Joanna Bassett Jessica Sindell OBOE

Erik Behr, Principal The Dr. Jacques M. Lipson Chair Funded in perpetuity

Kenneth Grant,+ Principal

William Amsel


Ramon Ricker


Matthew McDonald, Principal The Ron and Donna Fielding Chair Funded in perpetuity

Charles Bailey Martha Sholl



W. Peter Kurau,+ Principal The Cricket and Frank Luellen Chair

W. Craig Sutherland, Principal

Charles Ross, Principal

The Harold and Joan Feinbloom Chair Funded in perpetuity

Jim Tiller, Assistant Principal

PERCUSSION Jim Tiller, Principal

The Marie-Merrill and George M. Ewing Chair Funded in perpetuity

Brian Stotz John McNeill

Supported in part this season by Bill & Ruth Cahn

Robert Patterson Jillian Pritchard Fiandach


Grace Wong, Principal

The Eileen Malone Chair, A Tribute by Mr. and Mrs. Harcourt M. Sylvester Funded in perpetuity

Barbara Dechario KEYBOARD

Joseph Werner, Principal

The Lois P. Lines Chair, Funded in perpetuity

Cary Ratcliff

Funded in perpetuity

Jonathan Dozois, Acting Assistant Principal Maura McCune Corvington David Angus Supported in part this season by Kathy & John Purcell

Stephen Laifer


Douglas Prosser,+ Principal The Elaine P. Wilson Chair

Wesley Nance Herbert Smith Paul Shewan

Anna Steltenpohl Geoffrey Sanford

TROMBONE Mark Kellogg,+ Principal

ENGLISH HORN Anna Steltenpohl

Lisa Albrecht Jeffrey Gray

The Austin E. Hildebrandt Chair Funded in perpetuity





David Zaccaria, Stage Manager Deirdre Street, Assistant Stage Manager

* On leave + Full-time faculty at the Eastman School of Music ~ Eastman School of Music Orchestra Studies Diploma Intern

This list is current as of August 31, 2016





TICKETED CONCERTS Phils 24 31,900 Pops 20 30,400 Specials 5 7,100 Sunday Matinee 6 3,400 Orkidstra 4 2,400 Summer 2 3,400 Nutcracker 6 8,700 Other 5 4,500 TOTAL 72 91,800 EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Free Public Concerts 10 22,900 Tiny Tots, Primary and Intermediate 11 16,400 Ensemble Concerts 9 1,000 WXXI Broadcasts 27 18,000 TOTAL 57 58,300 RUNOUTS AND TOURS Runouts 9 5,100 Hired 4 4,100 TOTAL 13




THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS “The RPO is an institution with a legacy nearly a century long and I think of myself as a steward of that legacy. I believe that my work as a board member is helping to build a sustainable organization that will continue to benefit the community for generations to come.” – JASON THOMAS “I think the arts are vital to the health of a community. The RPO serves an important cultural function in Rochester, both in terms of deeply satisfying entertainment and enrichment via education.” - DR. ANDREW J. ELLIOTT BOARD NEWS In addition, six dedicated music lovers joined the board, and former Chairperson Elizabeth F. Rice (2011−13) recommitted to the board for a two year term.

Dr. Dawn F. Lipson and Jules L. Smith, Esq.

Robert A. Woodhouse Treasurer

Stephen B. Ashley

Dr. Andrew J. Elliott

Dr. Sandra S. Johnson

Jason Thomas

Steve Whitman

The 2015-16 season marked a smooth transition of leadership when Dawn Lipson stepped down as Chairperson (2013−15) and was succeeded by Jules L. Smith who had joined the board in 2008.




Ralph P. Craviso President & CEO

David C. Heiligman Chairperson, Honorary Board

Jules L. Smith, Esq. Chairperson of the Board

Ilene L. Flaum Vice Chairperson Robert A. Woodhouse Treasurer Mark Siwiec Secretary Dr. Dawn F. Lipson Immediate Past Chairperson (TERM EXPIRES FEB. 2017)

Stephen B. Ashley Jeremy A. Cooney, Esq. Dr. Andrew J. Elliot Ilene L. Flaum Patrick J. Kelly Michael B. Millard, Ph.D. Elizabeth F. Rice Jules L. Smith, Esq. (TERM EXPIRES FEB. 2018)

La Marr J. Jackson, Esq. David Lane Michael Pietropaoli Christopher N. Pipa Dr. Stephen I. Rosenfeld Katherine T. Schumacher Deborah Wilson (TERM EXPIRES FEB. 2019)

Dr. Steven E. Feldon Marjorie L. Goldstein Dr. Sandra S. Johnson Mark Siwiec Ingrid A. Stanlis Jason Thomas Steven H. Whitman Robert A. Woodhouse

Ralph P. Craviso President & CEO

Mark Kellogg Orchestra Representative Dr. Dawn F. Lipson Immediate Past Chairperson Dr. Jamal J. Rossi Dean, Eastman School of Music Anna Steltenpohl Orchestra Representative

HONORARY BOARD David C. Heiligman Chairperson

Nancy & Harry Beilfuss James M. Boucher Paul W. Briggs William L. Cahn Catherine B. Carlson Louise Epstein Joan Feinbloom Betsy Friedman Patrick Fulford Ronald A. Furman Mary M. Gooley A. Thomas Hildebrandt Marie Kenton Dr. James E. Koller Harold A. Kurland, Esq. Cricket and Frank Luellen Dr. Paul F. Pagerey Elizabeth F. Rice Nathan J. Robfogel, Esq. Jon L. Schumacher, Esq. Katherine T. Schumacher Norman M. Spindelman* Betty Strasenburgh Josephine S. Trubek Suzanne D. Welch Patricia C. Wilder

PAST RPO CHAIRPERSONS 1930–32: Edward G. Miner* 1932–34: Simon N. Stein* 1934–38: George E. Norton* 1938–41: Leroy E. Snyder* 1941–42: Frank W. Lovejoy* 1942–43: Bernard E. Finucane* 1943–46: L. Dudley Field* 1946–48: Edward S. Farrow, Jr. * 1948–51: Joseph J. Myler* 1951–52: Joseph F. Taylor* 1952–55: Raymond W. Albright* 1955–57: Arthur I. Stern* 1957–59: Thomas H. Hawks* 1959–61: Walter C. Strakosh* 1962–63: Ernest J. Howe* 1963–65: O. Cedric Rowntree* 1965–67: Frank E. Holley * 1967–69: Thomas C. Taylor* 1969–71: Thomas H. Miller* 1971–72: Mrs. Frederick J. Wilkens* 1972–73: Edward C. McIrvine 1973–74: Robert J. Strasenburgh* 1974–75: John A. Santuccio 1975–76: Robert J. Strasenburgh* 1976–78: Dr. Louis Lasagna* 1978–80: Edward C. McIrvine 1980–82: Peter L. Faber 1982–84: Paul F. Pagerey 1984–85: Peter L. Waasdorp* 1986–89: Robert H. Hurlbut* 1989–91: Paul W. Briggs 1991–93: Karen Noble Hanson 1993–95: Ronald E. Salluzzo 1995–98: A. Thomas Hildebrandt 1998–00: Harold A. Kurland, Esq. 2000–04: David C. Heiligman 2004–06: Ingrid A. Stanlis 2006–09: James M. Boucher 2009–11: Suzanne D. Welch 2011–13: Elizabeth F. Rice 2013–15: Dr. Dawn F. Lipson * Deceased

This list is current as of August 31, 2016

The RPO expresses its gratitude to all those who have served as Honorary Board members in the past.



Did you know that approximately 60% of the RPO’s annual costs are met by contributions like yours? A tax-deductible contribution to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra helps bring great music to our community, and will keep the music playing for generations to come.

Your support is instrumental. TOGETHER WE: Provide free concerts in Kodak Hall for 5,200 third and ďŹ fth grade students in the Rochester City School District

Perform nearly 40 community engagement concerts every year, many of which are free to attend

Present innovative programming of the highest artistic caliber

Reach nearly 20,000 listeners each year with broadcasts on WXXI Classical 91.5 FM

Please support the RPO Visit RPO.ORG/DONATE Contact the development office at 585-399-3649


40% Ticket sales and other earned revenue


Approximate philanthropic contributions from people like you


Ralph P. Craviso, President and CEO Ronald L. Steinmiller, Chief Operating Officer Ellen Beck, Executive Assistant


Richard Decker, Vice President of Artistic Administration Barbara Brown, Director of Education Rebecca Sealander, Concert Production Manager Garrett Wellenstein, Eastman Conducting Fellow Michael Wheatley, Eastman Conducting Fellow


Eric Tillich, Interim Vice President of Development Jason V. Polasek, Manager of Individual Giving Mark Zeger, Manager of Institutional Giving Domenic Argentieri, Major Gifts Officer Kathy Miller, Administrative & Volunteer Coordinator Rachel M. Boucher, Development Associate Amanda J. Nasso, Development Assistant


Theresa Tornatore, Finance Manager Nancy Atwood-Stone, Director of Information Systems Irene Shaffer, Manager of Human Resources Mark Pignagrande, Accounting Manager

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS Katie Sejba, Vice President of Marketing & Communications Kathryn Judd, Senior Marketing Manager Michelle Shippers, Communications Manager Sally Cohen PR, Publicist ^


Edward W. Solorzano, Director Teddy Sainphor, Manager Emily Gisleson, Assistant Manager Jenni Kohler, Direct Sales Manager David T. Meyer +, House Manager Olivia Case +, Senior Sales Representative Fabrice Broyld + Abby Chapman-Duprey + Megan Colombo + Patrick Corvington + Isaac Hutton + Elissa Murphy + Marcy Savastano + Kari Swenson + Paulina Swierczek + Troy Tette +


ROCHESTER PHILHARMONIC YOUTH ORCHESTRA Irene Narotksy +, Manager Susan Basu +, Co-Manager

+ Part Time ^ Consultant This list is current as of August 31, 2016



The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the following corporate, foundation, and community organizations for their generous support. Listings are as of August 31, 2016. Please contact Rachel Boucher at 585-454-7311 x249 with questions or corrections.


Wegman Family Charitable Foundation Wegmans Food Markets

CONCERTO ($25,000–$49,999)

Canandaigua National Bank & Trust Elaine P. & Richard U. Wilson Foundation G.W. Lisk, Inc. M&T Bank

SONATA ($10,000–$24,999)

The Gertrude Chanler RPO Fund Constellation Brands Davenport-Hatch Foundation Melvin and Mildred Eggers Family Charitable Foundation ESL Charitable Foundation Glover Crask Charitable Trust High Falls Advisors Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation Rochester Regional Health System Summers Foundation Inc. Xerox Foundation

SUITE ($5,000–$9,999)

Caldwell Manufacturing Co First Niagara Financial Group Joseph & Anna Gartner Foundation Ann & Gordon Getty Foundation Gianniny Family Fund Mary S. Mulligan Charitable Trust Oppenheimer Funds Inc. Rubens Family Foundation Spindler Family Foundation St John’s Home John F. Wegman Fund

OVERTURE ($3,000–$4,999)

The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation The Community Foundation Rufus K. Dryer II Fund Konar Foundation Rochester Midland Corporation Cornell/Weinstein Family Foundation

PARTNER ($1,000–$2,999)

Alex and Ani Ames Amzalak Memorial Trust ALSTOM Signaling Foundation Bancroft-Tubbs Family Fund Bill Gray’s Restaurants Blitman & King, LLP The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation T.M. & M.W. Crandall Foundation Fred L. Emerson Foundation Hazlow Electronics, Inc. Hegedorns Kovalsky-Carr Electric Supply Manning & Napier Advisors Morgan Stanley New Horizons Band & Orchestra Pinnacle Investments LLC Premium Mortgage Corporation Rochester Gas & Electric Corp. Rochester Philharmonic League The Pipa Tagliarino Group Triad Foundation Uniland Development Co Waldron Rise Foundation The Louis S. & Molly B. Wolk Foundation

ASSOCIATE ($600–$999)

Diamond Packaging Digital Audio Visual Environments Genesee Valley Penny Saver KPMG LLP Matthews & Fields Lumber Co Morgood Tools Inc Schreiner Family Fund Star Headlight & Lantern Co., Inc. Vanden Brul Foundation In Memory of Herb & Joan Vanden Brul

SUPPORTER ($350–$599)

Bergmann Associates Reimer Piano Tuning Service



Sarah D. Atkinson, M.D. & Steven Hess Ed & Barbara Burns Michael Butterman & Jennifer Carsillo City Newspaper Constellation Brands Peter & Joan Faber Kurt & Judy Feuhern Kevin Gavagan John Grieco Hedonist Artisan Chocolates Tom & Nan Hildebrandt Jay Advertising Janet Kellner & Jim Kurtz KidsOutAndAbout.com Robin Lehman JR McCarthy Nazareth College Alexandra Northrop & Jules L. Smith, Esq. Richie Rich Events Katherine T. & Jon L. Schumacher Christopher Seaman Mark Siwiec & Duffy Palmer Ingrid Stanlis Ward Stare Jeff & Jill Tyzik Wegmans Suzanne Welch & Bill Watson Patricia Wilder

MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES Bank of America Corning Incorporated Foundation Discover Financial Services ExxonMobil Foundation GE Foundation Genesee & Wyoming, Inc. Gleason Foundation Google, Inc. Hewlett-Packard IBM Corporation Johnson & Johnson J. P. Morgan Chase & Co. Morgan Stanley Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. Paychex, Inc. Pfizer Foundation Verizon


The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generous individuals listed here who help us continue to enrich and inspire the community through the art of music. While space only permits us to list gifts made at the Benefactor level and above, we value the generosity and vital support of all donors. Thank you so very much! Listings are in recognition of annual giving from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016. If we have made an error or omission on this list, please accept our sincere apologies and contact Rachel Boucher at 585-454-7311 x249 so we may correct our oversight. MAESTOSO ($50,000 AND ABOVE)

Mrs. Richard Palermo Sandra A. Parker & John M. Summers Christopher and Elaine Pipa Sherman Levey & Deborah Ronnen Mark Siwiec & Duffy Palmer Steven & Christine Whitman Robert A. Woodhouse

PRESTISSIMO ($25,000–$49,999)

ALLEGRO ($5,000–$9,999)

Suzanne Gouvernet William B. Hale* Dr. Dawn Lipson Cricket & Frank Luellen

Anonymous Barbara & Patrick Fulford Mr. & Mrs. Ronald A. Furman Mrs. Marjorie Morris Elise & Stephen Rosenfeld Josephine S. Trubek Louise Woerner & Don Kollmorgen

PRESTO ($15,000–$24,999)

Ilene & David Flaum Jeff & Alleen Fraser Joan M. Pfeifer* Larry & Elizabeth Rice Mrs. Robert M. Santo Ingrid Stanlis Katherine T. & Jon L. Schumacher Jules L. Smith & Alexandra Northrop Michael and Patricia Wilder

VIVACE ($10,000–$14,999) Mrs. Martin Abkowitz Mr. Roger L Anderson Stephen & Janice Ashley Jim & Maria Boucher William L. & Ruth P. Cahn Mary Cowden Mr. & Mrs. James T. Englert Joan Feinbloom Dr. & Mrs. Steven Feldon Ronald Fielding Marjorie and Julian Goldstein Jody & Bruce Hellman Marie & Charlie Kenton Jim & Marianne Koller David &Nancy Lane Dr. & Mrs. Hobart A. Lerner Dan & Kiki Mahar Dr. & Mrs. Michael Millard

Anonymous (2) Sarah D. Atkinson, M.D. & Steven Hess Miriam H. Ackley David J. Allen Marlene Alva in memory of Ruth G. Alva Nancy & Harry Beilfuss Carol & John Bennett Allen & Joyce Boucher Mr. & Mrs. Paul W. Briggs Mr. & Mrs. Harlan D. Calkins Paul and Mary Callaway Catherine B. Carlson Norris Carlson Betsy & John Carver Joan & Paul Casterline Ralph Craviso Joyce Crofton Dr. Eric Dreyfuss William Eggers & Deborah McLean Janet & Roger Gram Ms. Anne R Guenther* Howard T. Hallowell III David & Barrie Heiligman Stephen Lurie & Kathleen Holt Norman Horton Dr. Sandra Johnson Mrs. Sheila Konar Ernest and Sarah Krug Harold & Christine Kurland Joanne Lang Dr. & Mrs. Anthony J. Leone, Jr. Mr. Lawrence Martling William P. McCarrick Kathy and John Purcell Dr. and Mrs. Ronald Reed Dr. Suzanne H. Rodgers Sunny and Nellie Rosenberg M Sandra & Richard Stein David & Grace Strong Krestie Utech Dr. Sidney & Linda S. Weinstein Robin & Michael Weintraub

ANDANTE ($2,500–$4,999)

Anonymous (2) M Anonymous Allan & Polly Anderson Allegra Angus Bob and Jody Asbury John and Mary Bartholomew Mr. & Mrs. Richard G. Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Bielaska, Jr. Judith M. Binder and Barbara Erbland Stuart & Betsy Bobry Robert Brown Barbara & John Bruning Mr. Roger Buckman and Ms. Jane Ellen Bailey Mary Ellen Burris Philip & Jeanne Carlivati Margaret J. Carnall Mr. & Mrs. Russell D. Chapman Mary Ellen Clark Dr. John Condemi Jeff & Sue Crane Alison & John Currie Richard & Michele Decker Elaine Del Monte Michele Dryer Larry & Kas Eldridge John R. Ertle Robert P. Fordyce in Memory of Dr. & Mrs. Charles R. Fordyce Dr. & Mrs. Elmar Frangenberg Betsy Friedman Shirley B. and Kevin Frick Helen & Dan Fultz Patty & Dick George Dr. & Mrs. Charles J. Gibson Mr. & Mrs. Donald Ginsberg Warren & June Glaser Rob W. Goodling Debbie and Michael Gordon Jean Gostomski George & Mary Hamlin Warren & Joyce Heilbronner Elizabeth & John T. Hessney Dr. Jack & Harriette Howitt Mrs. Robert D. Hursh Mr. and Mrs. Ernest J. Ierardi La Marr J. Jackson, Esq. Leslie H. Jacobs Dr. Ralph F. Jozefowicz Daryl & Charles Kaplan Norman & Judith Karsten Kathryn Kelleher Robert J. Kennedy M Richard & Karen Knowles Myrta & Robert Knox Marcy & Ray Kraus in loving memory of Dr. Allan & Charlotte Kraus Gay & Don Lenhard John & Dolores Loftus Edith M. Lord Swaminathan & Janice Madhu Mr. Lawrence Martling Bruce & Eleanor McLear Mr. & Mrs. James R. McMillen Duane & Ida Miller James E. and Janet L. Morris Paul Marc and Pamela Miller Ness Elizabeth Neureiter-Seely Drs. Avice & Timothy O’Connor Bernard & Molly Panner Karen A. Petras Brock & Sandra Powell William & Barbara Pulsifer Susan A. Raub

John B. Rumsey Paul and Brigid Ryan Drs. Carl & O.J. Sahler Ron & Sharon Salluzzo Richard & Vicki Schwartz Nancy A. Skelton Dr. & Mrs. Sidney H. Sobel Norman* and Glenna Spindelman Mrs. Andrea Stewart Bob & Gayle Stiles Catherine Toy Mr. John Urban Ann & Robert Van Niel M Skip & Karen Warren Dr. & Mrs. Tae B. Whang Mrs. Frederick C. White Kitty J. Wise

ADAGIO ($1,000–$2,499)

Anonymous (11) Dr. G Richard and Elaine Abbott Robert E. & Carol G. Achilles Barbara & David Ackroyd Edward & Joan After Carol Aldridge Dr. & Mrs. Henry W. Altland Stephanie & Geoffrey Amsel Marvin & Frederica Amstey Elaine Anderson Mr. & Mrs. F.L. Angevine, Jr. Dave & Jan Angus Mr. & Mrs. Mehdi N. Araghi M Edward and Ruth Atwater Betsy Ann Balzano Mr. and Mrs. Bruce B. Bates Steve & Anne Bauer David M. Berg & Dawn K. Riedy Judith Boyd Simon & Josephine Braitman Louis and Susan Brescia Claire M. Brown Josh & Beth Bruner Josephine Buckley Patrick and Irene Burke Sharon & Philip Burke Chris & Tom Burns Ann Burr & A. Vincent Buzard Alan L. Cameros Michael B. Gehl & Jeffrey Caruso William T. Chandler Margaret & Donald Cherr Mr. Dale Clark Lorraine W. Clarke Sarah H. Collins* M Christine Colucci Marj & Wiles Converse Jeremy A. Cooney, Esq. John M. Coulter Judith & Joseph Darweesh David F. Dean Bonnie & Duane DeHollander Jacques & Monique Delettrez Tex & Nicki Doolittle Gail & Douglas Doonan William & Cynthia Dougherty M Marilyn Drumm Dr. & Mrs. James Durfee Rose Duver Ellen & Lester Eber Dr. Steven & Susan Eisinger Carol & Tom Elliott Louise W. Epstein Gerald G. Estes


Julia B. Everitt Trevor & Elizabeth Ewell Sherman & Anne Farnham Samuel J. & Marsha R. Fico Thomas & Janet Fink Gail R. Flugel Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Forsyth Jonathan Foster Ann and Steve Fox Mr. Thomas Lennox and Mrs. Margaret Freeman Harry & Marion Fulbright Marjorie & James Fulmer Johanna M. Gambino in memory of Jerry J. Gambino Dr. Richard & Josie Gangemi David and Patricia Gardner Sharon Garelick Winston E. Gaum Dr. & Mrs. David Gentile Mr. & Mrs. Wesley P. Ghyzel Ann Goldberg Paul & Carol Goldberg Patricia Goodwin Burton Gordon Robert & Jeanne Grace Jeanne Gray in memory of Robert C. Gray Harvey Greenberg Alan & Julie Griesinger Brigitte & Klaus Gueldenpfennig Susan & James Haefner Jeffrey & Lynne Halik Peggy & David Hall Joan & Alfred Hallenbeck Mrs. Laura J. Hameister Louise Harris Chris Hasenauer Richard A. Henshaw Merrill & Dianne Herrick Walter B.D. Hickey, Jr. Tom & Nan Hildebrandt David C. & Patricia M. Hinkle Art & Barb Hirst John & Barbara Holder Susan Holliday Dr. Robert E. Horn & Dr. Patricia Nachman Mrs. Samter Horwitz Mary Jo & Jack Hultz

H. Larry & Dorothy C. Humm Agop Ispentchian Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence S. Iwan Bob & Elaine Jacobsen Miles & Silvija Jones Dr. & Mrs. Harold Kanthor Lori & Frank Karbel Patrick and Kathleen Kelly Mr. & Mrs. Bruce M. Kennedy Karen S. Kral Deanna & Charles Krunsenstjerna Werner & Susan Kunz David & Andrea Lambert Donna M. Landry Ms. Connie Leary John and Alice Leddy Norman* & Arlene Leenhouts Dr. Thomas Caprio & Ann Leonhardt Ken and Katherine Lindahl Jane & Jim Littwitz Mr. & Mrs. James A. Locke III Sue & Michael Lococo Mrs. Frank W. Lovejoy, Jr. Pamela Krug Maloof Joseph J. Mancini Kathryn Markakis and Geoffrey Williams Joan Markman in memory of her sister, Margaret Winters Diana Marquis Saul & Susan Marsh Mrs. Bruce P. Marshall Linda M. Marsters Frances & Robert Marx Richard & Catherine Massie Stephen Matkowsky and Elzbieta Charchalis Carol & John Matteson William & Erin McCune Carol A. McFetridge Pamela McGreevy Marion & Ed Mench Pete & Sally Merrill Robert J. & Marcia Wishengrad Metzger Daniel M. Meyers Hinda & Michael Miller Morning Musicale John Muenter Ann Mulligan*

Dr. & Mrs. Stephen Munson Dr. Gary & Ruth Myers Mr. & Mrs. Philip Neivert Sara L. Niemeyer Kathy & Ted Nixon Suzanne J. O’Brien William J. O’Connor, Jr. David E. Owens Mrs. Virginia S. Pacala Jane Parker & Francis Cosentino Patricia & Philip Parr Edward J Pettinella Elizabeth Phelps Channing & Marie Philbrick Douglas & Diana Phillips Vera Powley Bill & Beverly Pullis Robert & Anne Quivey Nancy & Vincent Reale Mr. & Mrs. Thomas S. Richards Mrs. Norma Riedman Doria Scortichini & Chris Ritchlin Carol Ritter Wright & William Wright Daniel & Nancy Robbins Mrs. Stanley M. Rogoff Thomas & Elizabeth Ross Hon. Franklin T. and Cynthia Russell Peggy Savlov James G. Scanzaroli Gary B. Schaefer Peter Schott & Mary Jane Tasciotti Thomas Schumacher Joan M. Schumaker Anthony & Gloria Sciolino Catherine & Richard Seeger Joan & Arthur Segal Libba & Wolf Seka Mr. & Mrs. Eugene P. Seymour Wayne & Sonja Shelton Robert & Nancy Shewan Alice & Ken Slining George Smith & Diane Ahlman Susan and David Spector Mr. & Mrs. Frederick Stehler Judith Steinheider Chris Stenzel Dr. Robert & Sally Jo Stookey Margaret A. Strite


Jim Sullivan Steve and Cheryl Swartout Margaret and Charles Symington Dr. and Mrs. Henry A. Thiede Sonya Tierney J. Russell & Kathleen Thomas Jason Thomas Miriam Thomas Robert & Diane Tichell Eric Tillich Dr. and Mrs. Mark Tornatore Stephen & Shirley Townsend Mrs. Schuyler Townson David and Marcia Trauernicht Dorothy Tyler Jim & Linda Varner Dr. Laura von Doenhoff Richard & Brenda Vuillequez Harry & Ruth Walker Robert & Sandra Walker Stephen R. Webb Irene & Alan Weinberg Ann Weitzel Mary Ellen Welch William D. Watson & Suzanne D. Welch Joseph Werner & Diane Smith Stephen Wershing Ms. Christine Wickert James H. Willey Ernest Wong Elizabeth D. Woodard Charlotte J. Wright Caroline and Richard Yates Susan Zauderer Mr. & Mrs. Ted Zornow Matching Gift * Deceased M

The Artistic Excellence Society (AES) recognizes donors for making a three-year pledge of $2,500 or more. The AES is designed to engage our most passionate contributors and to ensure financial stability and ongoing support. Contact Jason V. Polasek at 585-454-7311 x280 to learn more about becoming an AES member. Listings are as of August 31, 2016. Anonymous (1) Nancy & Harry Beilfuss Carol & John Bennett Stuart & Betsy Bobry Chris & Tom Burns Mary Ellen Burris Margaret J. Carnall Mr. & Mrs. Russell D. Chapman Jeff & Sue Crane Dr. Eric Dreyfuss Larry & Kas Eldridge Fred L. Emerson Foundation James & Ellen Englert Louise Epstein


Barbara & Patrick Fulford Charles & Cindy Gibson Rob W. Goodling David & Barrie Heiligman Mr.* & Mrs. Robert D. Hursh Ralph F. Jozefowicz Myrta & Robert Knox Jim & Marianne Koller Stephen Lurie & Kathleen Holt Drs. Jacques* & Dawn Lipson Jane & Jim Littwitz Swaminathan & Janice Madhu Daniel M. Meyers Deanne Molinari

Paul Marc & Pamela Miller Ness Charles H. Owens William & Barbara Pulsifer Dr. & Mrs. Ronald Reed Elizabeth & Larry Rice Paul & Brigid Ryan Katherine T. & Jon L. Schumacher Vicki & Richard Schwartz Nancy Skelton Ingrid A. Stanlis & Paul R. Donnelly Dr. & Mrs. Tae B. Whang Michael & Patricia Wilder Kitty J. Wise


The Campaign for Artistic Excellence was launched in 2012 to help the RPO achieve its long-term goals of attracting and retaining the best possible artistic talent, continuing a tradition of community service, building national recognition, and ensuring financial stability and organizational excellence. Listings are as of August 31, 2016. $100,000 and above G. W. Lisk Company, Inc. Drs. Jacques* & Dawn Lipson $50,000–$99,999 Elaine P. & Richard U. Wilson Foundation Louise Woerner & Don Kollmorgen $30,000–$49,999 High Falls Advisors $15,000–$29,999 John & Carol Bennett Marie & Charlie Kenton Elizabeth & Larry Rice $10,000–$14,999 Robin & Michael Weintraub $5,000–$9,999 William Eggers & Deborah McLean * Deceased


The George Eastman Legacy Society honors those individuals who have informed us that they have included the RPO in their estate plans. If you have included the Orchestra in your estate plans or you are interested in learning more about how to make a planned gift to the RPO, please Contact Jason V. Polasek at 585-454-7311 x280. Listings are as of August 31, 2016. Anonymous (1) Nancy & Harry Beilfuss Carol & John Bennett Jack and Carolyn Bent Ellen S. Bevan Stuart & Betsy Bobry William L. & Ruth P. Cahn Margaret J. Carnall Joan & Paul Casterline Dr. & Mrs. John J. Condemi Janis Dowd & Daan Zwick Joan Feinbloom Donald & Elizabeth Fisher Suressa & Richard H. Forbes Catherine & Elmar Frangenberg Carolyn & Roger Friedlander Betsy Friedman Barbara & Patrick Fulford Rob W. Goodling Mary M. Gooley Barbara Jean Gray-Gottorff George Greer* Mrs. Laura J. Hameister Warren and Joyce Heilbronner Jean Hitchcock Norman L. Horton H. Larry & Dorothy C. Humm Mr.* & Mrs. Robert D. Hursh Jim & Marianne Koller Marshall and Lenore Lesser Drs. Jacques* & Dawn Lipson Sue & Michael Lococo William C. and Elfriede K. Lotz Cricket & Frank Luellen

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Mahar Joseph J. Mancini Pete & Sally Merrill Robert J. & Marcia Wishengrad Metzger Mrs. Elizabeth O. Miller Deanne Molinari Paul Marc & Pamela Miller Ness Suzanne F. Powell Eileen D. Ramos William Rapp Dr. Ramon L. and Judith S. Ricker Dr. Suzanne H. Rodgers Wallace R. Rust Peggy W. Savlov David & Antonia T. Schantz William & Susan Schoff Peter Schott & Mary Jane Tasciotti Jon L. & Katherine T. Schumacher Gretchen Shafer Ingrid Stanlis & Paul Donnelly Ann & Robert Van Niel Lewis & Patricia Ward-Baker Fred M. Wechsler Robin & Michael Weintraub Michael and Patricia Wilder Kitty J. Wise Nancy & Mark Zawacki Alan Ziegler & Emily Neece Ivan Town Harry & Ruth Walker Susan and Lawrence Yovanoff Mr. & Mrs. Ted Zornow * Deceased

THE CHRISTOPHER SEAMAN CONDUCTOR LAUREATE CHAIR The Christopher Seaman Chair is supported by funds from Barbara and Patrick Fulford and The Conductor Laureate Society, recognized below. We sincerely appreciate the support of these most generous patrons, who made it possible to honor former Music Director Christopher Seaman’s 13 dedicated years in a very special way. Listings are as of August 31, 2016. Gold Baton ($100,000) Barbara & Patrick Fulford Podium ($50,000–$99,999) Joan & Harold* Feinbloom Concertmaster ($25,000–$49,999) Anonymous (2) Mr.* & Mrs. Robert Hurlbut, Sr. Cricket & Frank Luellen

Principal ($10,000–$24,999) Anonymous (2) Lisa Brubaker, James Viscardi, Louise Woerner & Don Kollmorgen William Eggers & Deborah McLean Louise W. Epstein Ronald & Donna* Fielding Steven Hess & Sarah Atkinson, M.D. Mr.* & Mrs. Robert Hursh Harold & Christine Kurland Ann Mowris Mulligan Kathy & John Purcell Robin Lehman & Marie Rolf Elizabeth & Larry Rice

Nick & Susan Robfogel Ingrid Stanlis & Paul Donnelly Drs. Richard & Gwen Sterns Frank* & Mary Lou* Stotz Conductor Laureate Supporters John & Carol Bennett Paul & Bea Briggs David & Barrie Heiligman Mr. & Mrs. Bruce M. Kennedy Jim & Marianne Koller Drs. Jacques* & Dawn Lipson Nannette Nocon & Karl Wessendorf Charles H. Owens Peggy Savlov

Jon & Katherine Schumacher Joel Seligman Suzanne D. Welch & William D. Watson Robin & Michael Weintraub Deborah Wilson * Deceased



Anonymous (5) Betsy & Gerald Archibald Carol and Axel Schreiner Dr. & Mrs. Donald Barrett Jeanne Beecher Hays & Karen Bell Mr. & Mrs. Donald Bennett Mr. & Mrs. Rodney Blumenau Robert Boehner Brian Burke Bruce Burritt Jane A. Capellupo Cathy Cambers Ted & Winnie Cichanowicz Jack & Barbara Clarcq Dr. Salvatore & Joan Dalberth Frederick Davey Mr. James J. De Luca Jane Dieck Paul and Karen Grover Duffy Holly K. Elwell Mrs. Walter Fallon Udo Fehn & Christine Long Mr. & Mrs. Lee J. Fleckenstein George and Marie Follett Suressa & Richard Forbes John & Chris Forken Richard & Carol Fullerton Sue Gaffney Dr. & Mrs. William Grammar Barbara J. Granite Ed & Terry Grissing Sharon and Mark Hamer Marilyn & Dick Hare Gil & Judy Hawkins Mrs. Robert A. Heinle Mr. Lawrence Helfer Grace Wong Dan & Sandy Hollands Carol E. Hopkins Earl & Mary Ingersoll Ronald & Martha Jodoin Dr. & Mrs. H. Douglas Jones Janet Kemp Mr. & Mrs. Alvie Kidd Marilyn & David Klass Clem & Mary Elizabeth Knight Glenn & Nancy Koch Jane Labrum Paul Law Doris & Austin Leve Arthur E. Lowenthal John & Judy Lynd Sandy & Jack Maniloff Mrs. Gilbert G. McCurdy Richard McGrath Mr & Mrs John F. McNamara Nancy and Kenneth Mihalyov Onnalie Miller Jonathan Mink & Janet Cranshaw Richard & Joyce Mitchell Deanne Molinari Ilene Montana Harold Munson Dr. Richard & Nancy Newton Thomas W. Petrillo & William R. Reamy Ann Piato Jason Polasek Lee Pollan Margaret Quackenbush


Edward Radin Nancy & Art Roberts Nathan & Susan Robfogel Dr. & Mrs. Gordon N. Robinson Mrs. James A. Rockwell in Memory of Rev. James A. Rockwell Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Rosenbaum Carolyn & Charles Ruffing Ron Sassone William Saunders Caroline Schultz Mr. & Mrs. Michael O. Shipley Laura Smoller Kathie Snyder Robert & Norma Snyder Charles H. Speirs Walter Stacker M Susan & Daniel Stare Mr. & Mrs. Rudolph Steiner Frank & Rose Swiskey Drs. Jaimala and Krishan Thanik Jennifer Thomas Celia & Doug Topping Betsy Van Horn Jim Van Meter & Marlene Piscitelli Doug Cline & Lorraine Van Meter-Cline Gary & Marie VanGraafeiland Vic Vinkey John and Susan Volpel Nancy & Tom Walters Dale & Lorraine Whittington Ed and Wilma Wierenga Puck & Claes Winqvist Elise & Joseph Wojciechowski Laura & Joel Yellin Karen & Sy Zivan

BENEFACTOR ($375-$699)

Anonymous (5) Karen Abbas Mr. & Mrs. Edward J. Ackley Robert & Anne Allen Norman Alling Peter & Jane Anderson A. Joseph Antos Dr. and Mrs. E. David Appelbaum Gloria Baciewicz Leslie Baker Priscilla Baker Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Balta Lon Baratz M D M.J. Barclay John and Lisa Baron Tom Bartolini Asish and Susan Basu Ann Bauer Brenda Beal John and Ellen Beck Miss Anne Bell Eric & Marcia Birken Chrystine Blackwell Mrs. Barbara Blake Lynne Blank James R. Boehler Angela Bonazinga & Catherine Lewis Erick & Nancy Bond Susan & Peter Bondy Agneta M. Borgstedt, M.D. M Mr. and Mrs. William Boudway Jeff & Kathy Bowen Donald & Mary Boyd Linda Bretz

Mr. & Mrs. Joseph C. Briggs Elaine & Wayne Brigman Susann Brown & Terence Chrzan Wilma M. Brucker Doug & Chris Brush Nancy Brush and John Parker Al Buckner Eileen Buholtz Sarah and Edward Bullard Mary Elaine Aldoretta & Richard Burandt Debra Burgin Mr & Mrs Bruce C Burkey Mr Larry Burling Keith & Joan Calkins Paul Campbell Mary Carlton John & Diane Caselli Diane & Roger Cass Richard E. Cavers Gary R Chadwick Robert & Susan Chapman in memory of Lucille Giglia Bill and Victoria Cherry Dr. Lawrence and Mrs. Rita Chessin Ms Ellin Chu Irene M. Churukian Victor Ciaraldi & Kathy Marchaesi Martha D Clasquin Elizabeth Claypoole Mr. & Mrs. James D. Clifford Alan Cohen and Nancy Bloom Gloria & Pincus Cohen David & Donna Cole Mary Collins Mary Lewis Consler Mr. and Mrs. Alan Cook Walter Cooper John & Mary Crowe Jimena Cubillos Cathy Cushman & Jeff Sokol Roy Czernikowski & Karin Dunnigan Louis & Allis D’Amanda Jerry Davidson Teri Davis John & Jane DeCory Ken & Jean DeHaven Dr. Elise dePapp Theodore DeSoto Nancy & Sreeram Dhurjaty Jorge L. Diaz-Herrera Stephanie & Douglas Dickman Celia Dilworth Wendell & Mary Discher Jacqueline Distefano Margo Dobies Donald & Stephanie Doe Warren Doerrer J. Ernest Du Bois Jane Dunham Cynthia Ebinger Dianne Edgar Mr. & Mrs. Richard J. Egan Larry & Peggy Elliott Marcia L. Elwitt Mohsen Emami, M.D. Mr. & Mrs. Henry A. Emmans D. Craig Epperson & Dr. Beth Jelsma Karl & Paula Essler Gordon J. Estey Wolf and Carolyn Ettinger Joan & Peter Faber Janet Fernandez

Dr. Paul Fine Clara S. Firth Elizabeth B. Fisher F. Peter Flihan Mrs. Timothy P. Forget Philip Franco Sandra and Neil Frankel Ruth Freeman Dr. Gary J. Friend and Mrs. Lois B. Wolff-Friend Kevin Frisch Judith Fulmer Richard T. Galvin Jerry J. Gambino, Jr. Walter Gilges Tom & Kelly Gilman Andrea S. Giuffre Bruce Goldman John & Roslyn Goldman Jane Gorsline Dr. & Mrs. William Grace Barbara Jean Gray-Gottorff Nancy Hamlin Mr. & Mrs. Newton H. Green Gay Jane Greene Mr. & Mrs. Michael R. Griswold Michael & Joanna Grosodonia Mr & Mrs Michael D Grossman Mr. Robert C. Grossman Mrs. Robert Gulick Ann L. Haag Sue Habbersett Dr. & Mrs. Robert J. Haggerty David & Frances Hall Mark Hamer David & MaryAnn Hamilton Zena & Tom Hampson Martin & Sherrie Handelman Mr. & Mrs. Joseph R. Hanna Ronald W. Hansen Robert T. & Mary Ann Hargrave Karen Hart Mr. & Mrs. James M. Hartman Bernice Hatch Karen Hatch Mr. Howard Decker and Mrs. Amy Hecker Ann Hedges M Barbara & Dieter Hentschel Dr. and Mrs. Raul Herrera Carol M. Herring K.L. Hersam Carol & Michael Hirsh Drs. Ryan and Makiko Hoefen Peter Hogan Audrey W. Holly Mr. and Mrs. Ned Holmes Tala and Mark Hopkins Mr. & Mrs. William N. Hosley Larry and Barbara Howe Mr & Mrs Elmer Humes Marjorie S. Humphrey Richard & Joyce Humphreys Mr & Mrs Frank M Hutchins Mr. Robert S. Hyman James Iacutone Dr & Mrs Robert Isgro Dewey Jackson Bruce Jacobs Seth Jacobson Stephen Jacobstein Janet S. Jennison David & Patricia Jewell Valerie & Robert Kalwas

Barbara & Robert Kay Mrs. Maryel Kellogg Marcella Klein & Richard Schaeffer Bob & Connie Klein Hon. Joan S. Kohout Mr. & Mrs. Mordecai Kolko Diane S Koretz Paulina & Laurence Kovalsky Elsbeth J Kozel Barbara & Jack Kraushaar Dr. & Mrs. Jacob Krieger Loren Kroll Kraig M. Kummer Salvatore & Sandra LaBella Marlowe B Laiacona Rev. William Laird Dr. & Mrs. Leo R. Landhuis Mr & Mrs. Thomas O Lange Sally & Lou Langie Carol Laniak David G. Larimer Diana Lauria Kathleen Leahy Jennifer Leonard & David Cay Johnston Lenore and Marshall Lesser Dr. Pamela A. Leve Sarah F. Liebschutz Mrs. James B. Little Dr. & Mrs. Norman R. Loomis Carol C. Lovell Gift in memory of Helene P. Lovenheim Douglas* & Marcia Lowry Edward J. & Kathleen L. Lynd Russell Madsen Mr. & Mrs. Achilles Mafilios James & Rosa Mance James & Patricia Mangin Jeffrey C & Linda L Mapstone Rebekah & Joseph Marinelli Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mason Mr & Mrs Wayne J Mazzarella C. Thomas & Emily McCall Robert McCory Mr Michael McCusker Dick & Sandra McGavern Dr. & Mrs. Neal McNabb Mr. & Mrs. David McNair Mrs. Katie Merk McNally David McNeeley Dr. George J. McVey Margaret & Bob Mecredy Andrew & Kay Melnyk Carl Mercendetti and Valerie Maresh Jennifer Meyer Rigmor Miller Mr. & Mrs. Richard A. Moncrief Ms. Mary Ann Monley Jane Morale Charles Morgan Mr. and Mrs. Paul F. Morgan Theodore H. Morse David Mosher Joseph and Linda Mulcahy Mr. & Mrs. Otto Muller-Girard Dr. Donald Munger George A. Schutt Michael D. Nazar Roberta & David Ness Mildred G. Ness Lea & Jason Nordhaus Joan & Beryl Nusbaum Margaret & David Oakes W. Smith & Jean O’Brien Peter Oddleifson & Kay Wallace Robert & Betty Oppenheimer Jim & Linda Orgar

Mildred Ortbach Rita B. Otterbein The Rev. Marilyle Sweet Page Dr. Vivian Palladoro Robert J. Palmer Jonathan R. Parkes and Marcia Bornhurst Parkes Tom Passero David & Marjorie Perlman Horace Perry Mr. & Mrs. Claude Peters Ms Marilyn Petz Doug Philips Allyson and Webster H. Pilcher David & Virginia Pixley Mr & Mrs Richard Poduska Joyce & Victor Poleshuck Mr & Mrs Gentry W Politte Dr. & Mrs. Lee D. Pollan Linda E. Postler H.R. Powers Beth & Lyle Prairie Bill & Edie Prest Mary Jane Proschel Dr & Mrs Edwin Przybylowicz Barry & Jean Rabson Jerry & Janice Rachfal Mary Kay & James Rahmlow Mrs. Paul Reeves Stan & Anne Refermat Marjorie Relin Mr. and Mrs. David A. Reynolds Bob & Shirley Rheinwald Dr. Ramon L. and Judith S. Ricker Christopher Rider Sandra and Eugene Riley Suzanne Robinson Anne Rodgers Elizabeth & Donald Roemermann Mrs. David Romig Antonio & Patricia K. Rosati Judy & Bill Rose Dr. Harry & Ellen Rosen Dr. Gerald & Maxine Rosen Rachel Rosen & Ron Wexler Dick & Bea Rosenbloom Jamal and Pam Rossi Beatrice Roxin, in memory of Paul Roxin Linda Rubens Dr. and Mrs. G. Theodore Ruckert James Ryan Mr. James R Sabey Ed & Gabriel Saphar Madelyn Sasso Susan Scanlon & Croft K. Hangartner Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence M. Schenck Mr. & Mrs. Richard Schenkel Paul & Barbara Schmied Dr. & Mrs. Michael Schneider Suzanne & Michael Schnittman Nancy & David Schraver David & Naomi Schrier Steven Schwartz & Alice Tariot Terry K. Schwartz Theresa Seil Katie Sejba David & Susan Senise Rich Sensenbach Dr. Paul & Kathy Shapiro Robert Hallstrom & Lily Shaw Kelly M. Shea Philip Sheils Ruth Sheldon Mary E. Sherman Mrs. Shirley Shumway Carol C. Shulman

Myron S. Silver & Rivka Chatman Naomi Silver Joseph Simpson David and Elizabeth Smith Carol Snook in Memory of Richard Snook Janet H. Sorensen Ms. Suzanne Spencer Jean & Harold Stacey Kenneth T. & Eva M. Steadman Donna Stein Ron and Alison Steinmiller Georgine & James Stenger Mr. & Mrs. David Stern Elizabeth and Robert Sterrett Ann H. Stevens & William J. Shattuck Kevin Stone & Nancy Atwood-Stone Dr. & Mrs. Alexander Strasser Mr. Elmar Strazds Anne Sullivan John & Barbara Szulgit Mark Taubman Eric Thompson Mimi & Sam Tilton John & Betty Travis Mr & Mrs George Treier William Tribelhorn William J. Tribelhorn J. Michael & Sally Turner John & Janet Tyler Eugene and Gloria Ulterino John R Unson Tom Van Strydonck Frank Torchio Patrick Toy Roger & Jeanette Van Wormer Margaret Vanas Wayne & Anne Vander Byl Thomas & Jeanne Verhulst Jo Ann F Vierthaler Robert Vosteen Ellen Wagner Mrs. Herbert Watkins Janet & Jeff Waxman Mr. & Mrs. David K. Weber Sandra Weber Mr & Mrs Peter Z Webster Mr. & Mrs. Philip R. Wegman Ann D. Weintraub Richard & Shirley Wersinger Robert White Gary W. Wicks John Wilcox Mr. & Mrs. William Wilcox Mr. John Williams and Mr. Chuck Lundeen Leonore & Lee Wiltse Carol Wischmeyer Mrs. Mary Alice Wolf Beatrice and Michael Wolford Gary & Judith Wood Peter Woods Kevin & Trude Wright Eileen M. Wurzer Linda and Robert G. Wyman Lawrence and Susan Yovanoff Carol Zajkowski

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra is supported in part by grants from:


Matching Gift * Deceased M


FINANCIAL STATEMENTS Statement of Unrestricted Operating Revenues and Expenses for the Year Ended August 31, 2016

29 81 8 11 + 1 4 27 + 37 Ticketing & Concert Fees $3,788,514


Membership & Contributions $2,866,037


REVENUE AND SUPPORT Endowment Draw & Distributions Government Grants Special Events RPYO Other TOTAL REVENUE AND SUPPORT

2,815,838 385,000 107,995 93,592 33,535

27.9% 3.8% 1.1% 0.9% 0.3%


*Other includes: Recordings, gift shop, and other miscellaneous income not isolated above.


Program Services $8,738,687

Administration Fundraising TOTAL EXPENSES

1,151,482 10.7% 834,724 7.8% $10,724,893




$ (634,382)

Statement of Financial Position as of August 31, 2016 (With Comparative Totals for 2015)







Cash $ 398,941 $ 493,785 $ - $ 892,726 $ 751,604 Other receivables 231,031 - - 231,031 168,238 Prepaid expenses and other assets 340,302 - - 340,302 366,405 Inventories, net 22,956 - - 22,956 65,037 Pledges receivable, net 127,934 610,554 90,267 828,755 480,082 Investments 17,636 - 2,433,231 2,450,867 4,319,285 Interest in net assets of RPO Fund, Inc. - 4,627,476 7,301,916 11,929,392 12,260,976 Property and equipment, net 469,875 - - 469,875 502,647 Amount due from (to) other funds (616,382) 627,526 (11,144) - TOTAL ASSETS $ 992,293 $ 6,359,341 $ 9,814,270 $ 17,165,904 $ 18,914,274


LIABILITIES: Line of credit $ 540,000 $ - $ - $ 540,000 $ 410,000 Term Note payable 314,399 - - 314,399 388,704 Accounts payable 514,011 - - 514,011 471,292 Accrued expenses 220,794 - - 220,794 98,550 Advance receipts 2,496,020 - - 2,496,020 2,244,690 Instrument Loans 32,766 - - 32,766 47,672 TOTAL LIABILITIES 4,117,990 - - 4,117,990 3,660,908 NET ASSETS (3,125,697) 6,359,341 9,814,270 13,047,914 15,253,366 TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS $ 992,293 $ 6,359,341 $ 9,814,270 $ 17,165,904 $ 18,914,274



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The Louise and Henry Epstein Family Chair




The Christopher Seaman Chair, Supported by Barbara and Patrick Fulford and The Conductor Laureate Society

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